One of the main HUBs in Latin America, the International Airport of São Paulo, in Guarulhos, was inaugurated on January 20, 1985, and was privatized though a concession program on February 6, 2012.
On February 6, the consortium comprised of Invepar and ACSA (Airports Company South Africa) was announced the winner of the concession bid.
The contract was signed in July 2012 for 20 years, creating the Concessionária do Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos S.A. with 51% of the shares and the state-owned Infraero with 49%.
On November 15, 2012, during the operational transfer period, the airport adopted a new brand: GRU Airport – Aeroporto Internacional de São Paulo.
International destinations from GRU Airport
GRU AIRPORT IN NUMBERS
• ILS (Instrument Landing System): Category III-A
• Operating hours: 24 hours in all terminals
• Airport total area (patrimonial fence): 11,905,056.52 square meters
• Total airport area (operational fence): 5,883,000 square meters
• Total ramp area: 815,903.46 square meters
• Takeoff/landing runways: 301,500 square meters - 09R/27L with 3,000 meters x 45 meters and 09L/27R with 3,700 meters x 45 meters, approved for Code F aircraft (A380) operation
• Taxiways: 485,632.1 square meters
• Slots available per hour: 47
• Aircraft stands: 118 C (86 full slots)
• Boarding bridges: 45 (6 of which 6 are Code F)
• Aircraft types: Codes A, B, C, D, E and F (including 747-800 and A380)
• Stand Coordination: ATA level 2 Airport
• Check-in counters: 362
See GRU Airport's main deliverables since it stated managing the airport in February 2013.